Bainbridge, Discovery Investigations

Scope and Content

  • MS 1307;D Notes, 1937-1939 [Five sections on activities during the voyage of the Discovery II ] 23 leaves, typescript

Administrative / Biographical History

The Discovery Expeditions ran from 1925 to 1951. Organised to provide information required for whaling and sealing industries the investigations were a series of oceanographic voyages undertaken by Scott's first expedition ship Discovery and later by Discovery II and William Scoresby. During the first two years research 1925 to 1927 a laboratory was set up on South Georgia. The first cruise of the William Scoresby involved whale marking off South Georgia and dredging off the Falkland Islands.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Note

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library, some of which covers the Discovery Investigations. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material on these expeditions.

Additional Information

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library, some of which covers the Discovery Investigations. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.

Corporate Names